Welcome to the Flathead National Forest

Chip Weber, FNF Forest SupervisorIn the heart of the Rocky Mountains, west of the continental divide and just south of the Canadian border, lies the 2.4 million acre Flathead National Forest. Home to lynx, grizzly bear, and bull trout; with numerous lakes, streams, and rivers to enjoy, the forest is the premiere destination for visitors looking to experience natural landscapes of the American West. Visit one of our three wilderness areas, such as the famous Bob Marshall Wilderness, for a rare glimpse at undeveloped areas with outstanding opportunities for solitude. Celebrated for its water, wildlife, and wilderness the Flathead National Forest has abundant recreation opportunities and outstanding natural resources. We invite you to experience your National Forest!

Quick Links to Your Outdoor Adventures

Click here to find out more about camping on the National Forest.Click here to find out more about hiking on the National Forest.Click here to find a cabin to rent on the Flathead National Forest. Click here to find out about horseback riding and camping on the forest. Click here to find out about picnicking on the forest. Click here for ideas of where you can watch wildlife, birds, and more. Click here to find out more about recreation on our rivers and lakes. Click here to read the regulations in place along the three forks of the Flathead River. Click here to find out how to stay safe by following the regulations while in bear country. Click here to find a map to take on your adventures.Click here to find out more about obtaining permits or passes for certain activities on the forest. Click here to find out more about collecting forest products like mushrooms, berries, and more!Click here to find even more recreational opportunities on the Flathead National Forest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September Trails Initiative

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We're looking for a few good volunteers! Sign up for a day (or more!) in September to come work on the trails with one of our fantastic partners! Few activities on National Forests are more rewarding than helping to maintain trails: get outside, get a workout, feel the joy of working alongside some new friends, and, perhaps most importantly, immediately see how your efforts improve trails that so many enjoy. Click here to find more information and the volunteer sign up form!

Forest Plan Revision

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The staff of the Flathead National Forest is pleased to announce the release of the final environmental impact statement and draft record of decision for the forest plan. Find out more about the forest plan revision process. Here you will find information and links to planning documents and reports, and ways to comment or become involved in the process. click here to find out more

3 Forks of the Flathead Wild & Scenic River Comprehensive River Management Plan

North Fork of the Flathead River from FordThe Flathead National Forest, in coordination with Glacier National Park, has begun the process to prepare a Comprehensive River Management Plan (CRMP) for the 3-Forks of the Flathead River. The river and surrounding lands offer recreational opportunities and access to outstanding resources for a variety of public lands users. The CRMP will address the current status of these resources, outline goals and desired conditions, determine user capacities, and create a monitoring strategy and plan to carry forward. click here to find out more

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